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Podere Bellavista

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Localita Racciano, 43 | Siena, Toscana, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mt Prospect, IL
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118 reviews 118 reviews
33 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I made a reservation for January 31st and arrived at the property only to find the gate closed. Called the number posted on gate only to be directed to voice mail. Waited 15 minutes and finally found out from a passerby that it is closed for the winter! Would it be too much to ask them to update their outgoing... More 

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PODERE-BELLAVISTA, Proprietario at Podere Bellavista, responded to this review

Goodevening! I'm sorry for your negative experience, but our place it was open the evening of January 31, we are open all the year and we had other guests inside in the same night and we had not other reservations for that evening. We remained here until 19: 30, then over time of check-in. I'm sorry that the passer gave... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Podere Bellavista from a very warm welcome on arrival, Virginia couldn't do enough to ensure our comfort. On the second night Virginia cooked a Tuscany meal for us which was delicious, serving many homemade produce. Location is perfect to relax in with outstanding views of San Gimignano and the surrounding vineyards and olive groves.... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have just had the most wonderful week in Tuscany and it started with the warmest of welcomes from Virginia, her smile and hospitality were second to none. Such a beautiful setting and the view from the terraces towards San Gimignano are breathtaking, a little bit of heaven in the Tuscan hillsides. The grounds are so well kept with olive... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The location is great. Rooms are OK. Pool area is great. The walking-path to San Gimignano is OK during daytime, tricky in the dark. Breakfast is OK - not great. Podere Bellavista is a great ”basecamp” for exploring Toscana. In addition to San Giminano we like Siena and Pienza a lot.

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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A beautiful setting, lovely clean and stylish rooms, fabulous pool with plenty of loungers. Nothing is too much touble for Virginia and her staff, and the meals she cooks twice a week are great, as is the breakfast. A definite return is called for. Oh yes, and their own wine is .............oh yes!

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Hampshire, UK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed here 2 nights and had chosen the property for it's proximity fo San Gim whilst wanting to be located in the countryside. Bellavista was the perfect solution as the surroundings were stunning, especially the superbly kept grounds with vines & olive trees and lovely if freezing cold pool! Our room, Alice, was an upgrade from a double room... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Podere Bellavista is a great place for a perfect holiday. It offers: great view over tuscan hills and San Gimignano, great hospitality, fantastic pool, delicious food and wine, comfortable apartment with private BBQ, relaxing atmosphere

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Podere Bellavista for 5 nights in August 2014. This is our second stay at this absolutely amazing place. Relaxing, beautiful surroundings. Excellent pool with a whirlpool attached. Lovely, clean room (Virginia). Outstanding service - Virginia is a warm and friendly host and she goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is enjoyable. The... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Maybe it is a nice country house and maybe the other rooms are great, BUT the room we stayed was not good at all. It was a room that stood alone away from the main buildings and I think that it was not suppose to be rent. We had a small, miserable balcony and a view towards San Gimigiano but... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

As we arrived at the villa, we were stunned by the beauty of the place: the view of San Gimignano especially during sunset is amazing, the pool, our appartement «Rita», was cute, spacious, very functionnal and cozy. We had a warm welcome by Virginia who was very nice and helpful.. and Dante, her funny cat! The location is perfect :... More 

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